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By ctowne, Senior Member on 1st December 2012, 06:42 PM
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So I have confirmed that AT&T's tablet dataconnect plans work on the nexus 4. This is awesome if you just want data without having to pay extra for phone service. Right now I'm using the 3GB $30 a month prepaid Dataconnect plan. All I did was enter the IMEI for a tablet, T-Mobile Springboard is what I used, and your Sim card #. From there you just simply change your APN and your good to go. I wasn't sure if this was possible or not, but now I have confirmed that it is!

https://buyasession.att.com/sbd/Comm...tePlans.action

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1st December 2012, 07:35 PM |#2  
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Thanks for sharing. It's good to know.

If I'm not mistaken, AT&Ts non-LTE 4G is slower than T-Mobiles 4G. Can you also confirm this to be true?
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Wait $30 a month? For 3gb? That's the same amount you pay with t mobile and you get unlimited text and 100 minutes of talk with 5gb of 4g! Doesn't seem like you're paying less and you get less from it
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Wait $30 a month? For 3gb? That's the same amount you pay with t mobile and you get unlimited text and 100 minutes of talk with 5gb of 4g! Doesn't seem like you're paying less and you get less from it

T-Mobile has the least market penetration of any major carrier. Most of us cannot use it.
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Thanks for sharing. It's good to know.

If I'm not mistaken, AT&Ts non-LTE 4G is slower than T-Mobiles 4G. Can you also confirm this to be true?

AT&T has HSPA+21 with theoretic speeds up to 21 mbps
T-Mobile has DC-HSPA+42 with theoretic speeds up to 42 mbps

Generally TMOs 4G (HSPA+) is faster, but it all depends on coverage

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Actually AT&T only has HSPA 14.4
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AT&T's "4G" is slower than T-Mobile's, but where I live the only data service T-Mobile provides is EDGE or just plain 2G, hence why I would rather have AT&T. Where I am in Maine right now I get about 80kbps download and about 60kbps upload on T-Mobile. Using the prepaid tablet plan on AT&T in the same location I got 2-3Mbps download and about 800kbps upload. Determining which carrier's data speeds are faster greatly varies depending on your location. I just thought I would try to help some people out that are in a place where T-Mobile has terrible/no service and they don't want to pay $60 a month for the prepaid smartphone plan from AT&T. This tablet plan is half the price. To make calls you can just use Groove IP along with Google Voice, and that is through your data. So you no longer need a phone plan, only data!!
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Nice thing about the N4 is that it is a petaband phone and can easily be switched between att or t mobile at anytime on prepaid sims.

So the "insert (preferred) carrier/plan here" argument is moot.

But the OP is appreciated knowledge.

Just test and go with what works for your needs.

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What's the APN that you would use? I'm doing the same thing and can't get the APN correct. Thanks.
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To me the extra $15 for straight talk is worth it but for someone who uses very few minutes and no MMS this could be a great option.
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